April 13, 2015

Penn’s Green Living certification program recognizes students for their individual efforts to live a sustainable lifestyle, awarding Gold, Silver, and Bronze level certifications and rewards from neighborhood restaurants such as...Read more »

April 13, 2015

At the close of Dr. Bethany Wiggin’s spring 2013 course, Utopian Visions, students wanted to know what she was going to do for an encore.  Dr. Wiggin, Associate Professor of...Read more »

April 13, 2015

As part of its goals under Climate Action Plan 2.0, the Office of Sustainability has been meeting with faculty members to expand the opportunities for teaching, learning, and researching sustainability. ...Read more »

April 13, 2015

The Faculty & Staff Eco-Rep Program is taking on a new management structure. The group has grown since its creation in 2010, both in size and capabilities. To better meet...Read more »

April 13, 2015

The airwaves in Philadelphia buzzed on Sunday, February 8 with the voices of Penn’s sustainability leadership.  University Architect David Hollenberg and Dan Garofalo, Penn’s Sustainability Director, were guests on The...Read more »

April 13, 2015

Penn’s Division of Human Resources has announced the 2015 Models of Excellence Program Award winners, an initiative introduced in 1999 to recognize notable staff member accomplishments at Penn that reflect...Read more »

March 25, 2015

The Penn Program in Environmental Humanities presents a series of events exploring what we mean by nature in the age of the human, the Anthropocene, on April 10. Register to attend.Read more »

March 4, 2015

It's soon time for all of us to get outside! Sign up for Penn's 30x30 Challenge. Commit to spending 30 minutes outdoors each day for 30 consecutive days.Read more »

March 3, 2015

Winners announced in the 2015 Power Down Challege at Penn!Read more »

February 24, 2015

Week 3 of Penn's Power Down Challege shows Rodin leading the College House Competition, and 3815 Walnut and Levine Hall doing well for Campus Buildings!Read more »



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